List of Vancouver SkyTrain stations

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The Vancouver SkyTrain is a three-line urban mass transit system in the metropolitan area of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada managed by TransLink. The Expo Line was built for the Expo 86 World's Fair;[1] the Millennium Line opened in 2002,[2] followed by the Canada Line in 2009, which was built for the 2010 Winter Olympics.[3] The Expo Line and Millennium lines are operated by the British Columbia Rapid Transit Company on behalf of TransLink.[4] The Canada Line is owned by InTransitBC, and operated by ProTrans BC, an SNC-Lavalin company.[5][6] The Expo and Millennium lines use Bombardier's Advanced Rapid Transit technology,[7] while the Canada Line technology is provided by Hyundai Rotem.[5] The SkyTrain is the oldest and longest fully automated driverless rapid transit system in the world.[3][8]

The SkyTrain was conceived as a legacy project of Expo 86; its first line, the Expo Line, was finished in 1985, in time to showcase the fair's theme: Transportation and Communication. The line connected Vancouver with the cities of Burnaby and New Westminster, with the terminus stations at Waterfront and New Westminster station.[1] In 1989, the line was extended one station east to Columbia station.[9] The Skybridge, the only cable-stayed bridge built for transit use in the world, was completed in 1990, extending the Expo Line eastward to the city of Surrey with the addition of Scott Road station.[9][10] The line was extended eastward again with the opening of Gateway, Surrey Central, and King George stations in 1994.

TransLink, which took over BC Transit's responsibility for the operation of the SkyTrain in 1998, proposed a two-phase expansion of the system: the first phase consisted of a C$1.2 billion new line from New Westminster to the Broadway campus of Vancouver Community College in Vancouver via Lougheed Town Centre in Burnaby. The second phase was a C$730 million extension eastward from Lougheed Town Centre to Coquitlam Centre in Coquitlam via Port Moody and another extension westward from Vancouver Community College to Granville Street via the Broadway corridor.[11] The expansion line, now known as the Millennium Line, began operating in 2002. The line connected to the Expo Line at Columbia and originally added eleven new stations to the system; the twelfth, Lake City Way, opened in 2003. The Millennium Line's thirteenth station and current western terminus, VCC–Clark, opened in 2006.[2][12] The second phase was subsequently cancelled, later revived and eventually branded the Evergreen Extension. The extension opened in 2016, expanding service into Coquitlam via Burnaby and Port Moody with 6 new stations, adding 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) to the existing Millennium Line. The extension stretches from Lougheed Town Centre station to Lafarge Lake–Douglas station, which is located beside Lafarge Lake and across from the David Lam campus of Douglas College in Coquitlam City Centre.[8][13]

In 2004, TransLink approved a 19-kilometre (12 mi) line connecting Vancouver with Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport (YVR).[14] The line, now known as the Canada Line, opened in 2009, a few months ahead of the 2010 Olympics.[3] The line added 15 stations to the system, and has two branches that split off at Bridgeport; one branch heads south to the city of Richmond, while the other heads west toward the main terminal at YVR.

There are 53 stations on the SkyTrain system. 20 stations are served exclusively by the Expo Line, 14 exclusively by the Millennium Line, 15 exclusively by the Canada Line, 1 by both the Expo and Canada Lines, and 3 by both the Expo and Millennium Lines. Vancouver and Burnaby have a total of 31 stations, 20 and 11 respectively, consisting of 58 percent of the system's stations. Commercial–Broadway was originally two separate stations—Broadway station and Commercial Drive station; Broadway was completed with the Expo Line, while Commercial Drive was completed with the Millennium Line. The stations combined in 2009 in order to avoid confusion with Broadway–City Hall.[15] From the Millennium Line's start of operation in 2002 until 2016, all Expo Line stations outside of Surrey were also serviced by the Millennium Line until TransLink changed the operating patterns of both lines. Since 2016, Braid and Sapperton have been serviced by the Expo Line instead of the Millennium Line via a branch from Columbia heading north towards Production Way–University, a major bus transfer point for Simon Fraser University's Burnaby campus. The Millennium Line heads east from VCC–Clark to Larfarge Lake–Douglas, connecting with the Expo Line at Production Way–University and Lougheed Town Centre stations.[16] Waterfront is the terminus for both the Expo and Canada lines. Richmond–Brighouse and YVR–Airport are the outbound terminuses for the two Canada Line branches.

Key[edit]

* Transfer station
dagger Terminus
** Transfer station and terminus

Stations[edit]

Station Line(s) Municipality Zone[a] Year Entries[b] Connection(s)
22nd Street Translinkexpo.svg Expo New Westminster Zone 2 1985 3,452,000
29th Avenue Translinkexpo.svg Expo Vancouver Zone 1 1985 2,519,000
Aberdeen Translinkcanada.svg Canada Richmond Zone 2 2009 1,608,000
Braid Translinkexpo.svg Expo New Westminster Zone 2 2002 1,327,000
Brentwood Town Centre Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Burnaby Zone 2 2002 1,792,000
Bridgeport* Translinkcanada.svg Canada Richmond Zone 2 2009 3,938,000
Broadway–City Hall Translinkcanada.svg Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009 4,748,000 Translinkbus.svg 99 B-Line
Burquitlam Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Coquitlam Zone 3 2016 1,441,000
Burrard Translinkexpo.svg Expo Vancouver Zone 1 1985 7,605,000 Translinkbusrapid.svg R5 Hastings St
Columbia* Translinkexpo.svg Expo New Westminster Zone 2 1989 1,640,000
Commercial–Broadway*[c] Vancouver Zone 1
  • 1985
  • 2002
8,103,000 Translinkbus.svg 99 B-Line
Coquitlam Central Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Coquitlam Zone 3 2016 1,540,000
Edmonds Translinkexpo.svg Expo Burnaby Zone 2 1985 3,967,000
Gateway Translinkexpo.svg Expo Surrey Zone 3 1994 1,920,000
Gilmore Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Burnaby Zone 2 2002 1,239,000
Granville Translinkexpo.svg Expo Vancouver Zone 1 1985 6,628,000
Holdom Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Burnaby Zone 2 2002 1,047,000
Inlet Centre Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Port Moody Zone 3 2016 694,000
Joyce–Collingwood[d] Translinkexpo.svg Expo Vancouver Zone 1 1985 5,133,000 Translinkbusrapid.svg R4 41st Ave
King Edward Translinkcanada.svg Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009 2,367,000
King Georgedagger Translinkexpo.svg Expo Surrey Zone 3 1994 4,722,000 Translinkbusrapid.svg R1 King George Blvd
Lafarge Lake–Douglasdagger Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Coquitlam Zone 3 2016 935,000
Lake City Way Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Burnaby Zone 2 2003 384,000
Langara–49th Avenue Translinkcanada.svg Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009 2,687,000
Lansdowne Translinkcanada.svg Canada Richmond Zone 2 2009 1,663,000
Lincoln Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Coquitlam Zone 3 2016 1,395,000
Lougheed Town Centre* Burnaby Zone 2 2002 4,144,000
Main Street–Science World[e] Translinkexpo.svg Expo Vancouver Zone 1 1985 4,956,000 Amtrak VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Pacific Central
Marine Drive Translinkcanada.svg Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009 3,754,000
Metrotown Translinkexpo.svg Expo Burnaby Zone 2 1985 8,905,000
Moody Centre Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Port Moody Zone 3 2016 805,000 Translinkwce.svg West Coast Express
Nanaimo Translinkexpo.svg Expo Vancouver Zone 1 1985 2,279,000
New Westminster Translinkexpo.svg Expo New Westminster Zone 2 1985 5,227,000
Oakridge–41st Avenue Translinkcanada.svg Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009 2,836,000 Translinkbusrapid.svg R4 41st Ave
Olympic Village Translinkcanada.svg Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009 1,710,000
Patterson Translinkexpo.svg Expo Burnaby Zone 2 1985 1,606,000
Production Way–University** Burnaby Zone 2 2002 1,861,000
Renfrew Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Vancouver Zone 1 2002 1,352,000
Richmond–Brighousedagger Translinkcanada.svg Canada Richmond Zone 2 2009 4,105,000
Royal Oak Translinkexpo.svg Expo Burnaby Zone 2 1985 1,902,000
Rupert Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Vancouver Zone 1 2002 975,000
Sapperton Translinkexpo.svg Expo New Westminster Zone 2 2002 992,000
Scott Road Translinkexpo.svg Expo Surrey Zone 3 1990 3,300,000
Sea Island Centre Translinkcanada.svg Canada Richmond / YVR Zone 2[f] 2009 327,000
Sperling–Burnaby Lake Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Burnaby Zone 2 2002 666,000
Stadium–Chinatown[g] Translinkexpo.svg Expo Vancouver Zone 1 1985 5,622,000
Surrey Central Translinkexpo.svg Expo Surrey Zone 3 1994 4,522,000 Translinkbusrapid.svg R1 King George Blvd
Templeton Translinkcanada.svg Canada Richmond / YVR Zone 2[f] 2009 1,315,000
Vancouver City Centre Translinkcanada.svg Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009 6,258,000
VCC–Clarkdagger Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Vancouver Zone 1 2006 1,059,000
Waterfront** Vancouver Zone 1
  • 1985
  • 2009
13,271,000
Yaletown–Roundhouse Translinkcanada.svg Canada Vancouver Zone 1 2009 3,722,000
YVR–Airportdagger Translinkcanada.svg Canada Richmond / YVR Zone 2[f] 2009 3,139,000 Vancouver Internatinal Airport Vancouver International Airport

Future stations[edit]

Tail tracks at VCC–Clark station. The "Broadway Subway Project" is a planned extension of the Millennium Line to be built west of this station to Arbutus Street.[21]
Station Line(s) Municipality Zone[a]
Arbutus Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Vancouver Zone 1
Capstan Translinkcanada.svg Canada Richmond Zone 2
Oak–VGH Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Vancouver Zone 1
Great Northern Way–Emily Carr Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Vancouver Zone 1
Mount Pleasant Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Vancouver Zone 1
South Granville Translinkmillennium.svg Millennium Vancouver Zone 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The TransLink fare structure is based on a zone system. Municipalities are located in one of three transit zones, and fares are calculated based on the number of zones travelled.[17]
  2. ^ SkyTrain stations ranked by average weekday boardings for calendar year 2019[18].
  3. ^ Commercial–Broadway station was originally two separate stations—Broadway station and Commercial Drive station. Broadway station was completed in 1985, while Commercial Drive station was completed in 2002; the stations merged in 2009.[15]
  4. ^ Joyce–Collingwood station was formerly known as Joyce station.[19]
  5. ^ Main Street–Science World station was formerly known as Main Street station.[19]
  6. ^ a b c The Canada Line YVR AddFare applies to stored-value trips, or single-use fares and DayPasses purchased at Sea Island stations (YVR–Airport, Sea Island Centre, and Templeton), destined for Bridgeport station or beyond.[20]
  7. ^ Stadium–Chinatown station was formerly known as Stadium station.[19]

References[edit]

General

  • "SkyTrain Station & Accessible Entrance Maps". TransLink. Retrieved September 15, 2017.

Specific

  1. ^ a b "Celebrating a Quarter Century with SkyTrain". TransLink. August 1, 2011. Archived from the original on January 16, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "SkyTrain" (PDF). TransLink. Retrieved August 16, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c "History of SkyTrain". TransLink. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  4. ^ "BCRTC". TransLink. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Canada Line". Protrans BC. Archived from the original on August 19, 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  6. ^ "About Us". Protrans BC. Archived from the original on September 16, 2015. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  7. ^ "Bombardier Teams With City of Vancouver for Streetcar Demonstration During 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games". Bombardier Inc. September 29, 2008. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  8. ^ a b Chan, Kenneth (November 7, 2016). "SkyTrain's Evergreen extension to officially open on December 2". DailyHive. Buzz Connected Media Inc. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "SkyTrain". NYCSubway.org. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "Quick Facts". TransLink. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  11. ^ Auditor General of BC (2001). "Transportation in Greater Vancouver". British Columbia. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  12. ^ "Staffing to Support Transit Planning, including the Broadway West Rapid Transit Alternatives Study" (PDF). City of Vancouver. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  13. ^ "Evergreen Line". British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  14. ^ Smith, Charlie (December 2, 2004). "Many Players in RAV Follies". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved September 21, 2009.
  15. ^ a b "What's That Name Again? Canada Line Start Brings Station Name Changes". TransLink. August 28, 2009. Archived from the original on March 25, 2018. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  16. ^ "TransLink Introduces New SkyTrain Operating Pattern on October 22". TransLink. September 19, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2017.
  17. ^ "Fare Zone Map". TransLink. Retrieved October 12, 2008.
  18. ^ "2019 Transit Service Performance Review – SkyTrain Stations Ranked by Annual Boardings" (PDF). translink.ca. TransLink. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  19. ^ a b c "Canada Line station names selected". TransLink. May 9, 2006. Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  20. ^ "Canada Line YVR AddFare". TransLink. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  21. ^ Chan, Kenneth (July 3, 2019). "These are the proposed station names for SkyTrain's Broadway Extension". Daily Hive. Archived from the original on July 4, 2019. Retrieved July 4, 2019.